11c.8 Hunting for Saharan Air with the Noaa G-iv Jet

During the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season, NOAA's Hurricane Research Division (HRD) conducted the firstever aircraft missions of its Saharan Air Layer Experiment (SALEX). A total of four SALEX missions were flown using NOAA's G-IV high altitude jet, operating out of Barbados. GPS dropwindsondes were launched during these missions to sample the Saharan Air… CONTINUE READING